Fort St. John to help develop cross country ski trail with ski club

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John will be working with the Whiskey Jack Nordic Ski Club Society to develop a cross country ski trail.

Council passed the following recommendation yesterday.

“THAT, Council authorize the Mayor and Director of Legislative and Administrative Services to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Whiskey Jack Nordic Ski Club Society to develop, operate, and maintain a cross country ski trail on municipal property as proposed.

The Club recently lost the use of the Links Golf Course for their local ski trails and would like to continue providing some form of groomed trails within our community boundaries. The attached sketch identifies a “skate ski lane” adjacent to our West Bypass Trail that could be accessed from 100th Street to the East, 116th Street to the West, or through the Garrison Landing subdivision. The WJNSC would provide an operator and use of snowmobile and grooming equipment to maintain this trail, all of which would be stored off-site on private property.”

The trail has been assigned as a future road designation. The club will require not only permission from the City of Fort St. John but also will require a snowmobile operating permit under the Motor Vehicle Act Regulations.

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